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Free Audi A1 Beat Driver App updated!

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The game is not hugely challenging, but it is free, and a kinda fun time-killer for when you are standing in line at the store or something (or at the dealer waiting for your financing to get approved). New music tracks are featured in this version, and you can't beat the price...Read on for full press release, links, etc...



Review: Bloomies by Phantoom

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Confession time – I’m not sure I ever actually read the description of Bloomies before I agreed to review it.  The screen shots looked cool and a friend said that he and his wife were into it, so that was good enough for me.  Then I loaded it up and was like “hey, this is another garden game”.  As a result, it took me a few tries before I really was willing to give the game a chance.  Turns out that was just sadly wasted game time on my part.  While this isn’t the kind of game you’ll play for hours at a time, it’s definitely the kind of game you could play for weeks on end.  It doesn’t seem right that a game about growing flowers could be so intriguing, but then that’s part of what makes gaming so great.



Some updates and Other Tidbits

I figured I would post a variety of updates of what I have been doing with my tech lately. These are in no particular order.

Documents to go was updated two days ago with support for the iPad. This app is now a universal binary so it can be used on the iPad, Touch, and iPhone. I am looking forward to using it more on the Pad as I think I will get more use of it there than I have had on the Touch.

http://www.dataviz.com/products/documentstogo/iphone/index.html?device_id=735

 

I recently downloaded and started using the DropBox file service.



Slacker Radio app now lets you capture songs for offline listening

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I love the Slacker and Pandora websites — free services that let you create your own radio stations that only stream music that you like. Both are very popular, and both have iPhone apps. Now Slacker has taken an interesting — and timely — new direction. Given the constraint on data usage in AT&T's new plans, the ability of Slacker Radio 2.0 (released today) to cache songs can be a convenient and money-saving feature.



Broken Sword The Director's Cut HD Product Review

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Previously released on the iPhone, the iPad edition takes full advantage of the larger screen, bringing it full circle from the original Broken Sword PC game released nearly 15 years ago.  I played both the original PC version (released in the US under the title Circle of Blood) and Astraware's Pocket PC port (winning the number two spot in my Top 10 Games for 2007).  I expected the iPad version to be yet another port of this classic title, but was pleasantly surprised when the opening credits and a notable amount of the story were different.  Most of all, I was thoroughly captivated by the polished graphic and sound quality this engrossing interactive title had to offer.



MultiSearch — free app let's you search 20 search engines at once

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MultiSearch is a free app that lets you search multiple search engines simultaneously. These include Google, Bing, Wikipedia, Yahoo, Amazon, eBay, YouTube, Flickr, iTunes, AppStore, Last.fm, Panoramio, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Digg, and FriendFeed. You can choose which engines you want to search, and all the results are displayed in a single, browsable view. Plus, you can enable geolocation such that the search results are related to your current location.



Phoenix Spirit: a Dark and Fun Adventure for Kids of all Ages!

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I like that the iPhone and the App Store have helped forge new flavors of apps and games. Back in the geeky days of early mobile games, there would not have been much room for a title like Phoenix Spirit from Spearhead games. A game about healing the forest. Phoenix Spirit has a few control challenges (but you could say that for many iPhone games), but the dark forest scenes, music and quirky overall theme work for me. I especially recommend this for kids into mystical stuff (i.e.



Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx supports iPhone OS

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Very cool this... If you use Ubuntu, the latest version (10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx), is finally out-of-box compatible with the iPhone OS, meaning no jail-breaking or compiling of anything to connect to your Ubuntu desktop. I'm likely in the minority on our blogs that use PC technology (both at work and play). I have an iPod touch, but I follow and post on just about anything tech-related. This post is for iPhone PC people, interested in the free and easy to use Ubuntu Linux OS. You can run it from a USB stick, and now it's more compatible with your Apple devices.



ClearCam finally coming to the App store!!!

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Hi iPhone Life'rs.  Yes, its been awhile, but I'm like that.  I get busy.  However, when I got this email from Occipital, I HAD to post up. The version that is on the site now is NOT the full power version, but its still pretty useful.  When you take a picture, it will shoot 3 times and pick the best of for you.  Pretty cool right there, but wait there's more... well, there will BE more soon when they do the next version.

In the coming version, you will be able to increase both the sharpness AND resolution of a picture.  Go here for more info:



New Sonos App Available with More Cool Features!

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I went and grabbed the app update in the App store, and after starting it, noted that my zone indicated it needed an update. Both my Sonos ZoneBridge and S5 were updated in a few quick steps. In mere minutes, I was enjoying the newly added iheartradio... Be patient though. The update process does have to download files and restart the Sonos devices in your zones, and warns that you shoundn't stop the app during the process...Read on for more update screenshots, and feature details...



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